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Erastus

Erastus [N] [E] [H]

(beloved ).

  1. One of the attendants of St. Paul at Ephesus, who with Timothy was sent forward into Macedonia. ( Acts 19:22 ) (A.D. 51.) He is probably the same with Erastus who is again mentioned in the salutations to Timothy. ( 2 Timothy 4:20 )
  2. Erastus the chamberlain, or rather the public treasurer, of Corinth, who was one of the early converts to Christianity. ( Romans 16:23 ) According to the traditions of the Greek Church, he was first treasurer to the church at Jerusalem, and afterwards bishop of Paneas.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Erastus'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.